1987 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) £74,995

It doesn’t get much cooler than an Eight­ies black 911 Turbo and this one def­i­nitely de­serves leg­endary sta­tus, says Dale Vin­ten

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The 930 was Porsche’s first pro­duc­tion tur­bocharged 911 and this coupé ver­sion has the 3.3-litre air-cooled flat-six turbo en­gine and four-speed man­ual gear­box. Pre­sented in black with match­ing leather in­te­rior, the car re­mains in ex­cep­tional orig­i­nal con­di­tion through­out. It is com­pletely cor­ro­sion free, in­clud­ing the un­der­side which ap­pears clean and in fine shape with no ev­i­dence of dam­age or leaks.

The paint­work is su­perb, show­ing no nicks, scratches or swirls, with the only mi­nor is­sue be­ing some slight fad­ing to the off­side edge of the roof, though this does not de­tract from the over­all aes­thetic. The pe­riod-cor­rect OEM wheels look the part and come wrapped in Con­ti­nen­tal Con­tisport­con­tact tyres with plenty of tread and even wear. All bumpers and trim, in­clud­ing the ‘tea tray’ rear spoiler, are blem­ish-free and in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion.

The en­gine bay is sim­i­larly well pre­sented and the en­gine it­self shows no sign of fluid leaks or worn parts. In­side, the in­te­rior is as close to im­mac­u­late as you can get with spe­cial men­tion go­ing to the seats. The leather buck­ets are in ex­cel­lent orig­i­nal con­di­tion, hav­ing aged im­pec­ca­bly. All gauges, switches and electrics work as they should from a car of this cal­i­bre.

Out on the road the car feels very sturdy. The en­gine pulls firmly in ev­ery gear but it’s not un­til the turbo kicks in at just over 4000rpm that you know you’re driv­ing a very fast car in­deed. Per­for­mance is ma­jes­tic, even by to­day’s stan­dards. The only noises are the whoosh of forced in­duc­tion and an ex­em­plary ex­haust note.

The brakes stop the car ef­fec­tively and in a straight line with no noise or jud­der. The steer­ing feels well-weighted and pre­cise and the han­dling in­spires the con­fi­dence to chuck it into cor­ners.

The en­gine starts on the button and comes up to tem­per­a­ture quickly, main­tain­ing a healthy idle. The en­gine burns no oil and there is no hint of smoke from the ex­haust on start-up or un­der hard ac­cel­er­a­tion. All flu­ids are at their cor­rect lev­els and all pres­sure and tem­per­a­ture read­ings in­di­cate a healthy, happy car.

The odometer reads 100,136 miles, which is not high for one of these, and with a metic­u­lously doc­u­mented his­tory file this fig­ure is noth­ing to fear. The car comes with a cer­tifi­cate of au­then­tic­ity from Porsche and the orig­i­nal owner’s hand­book stamped with full ser­vice his­tory from new. It is ac­com­pa­nied by old MOT cer­tifi­cates that show the slow pro­gres­sion of mileage over time. A full gear­box re­build was com­pleted along with a re­place­ment clutch, fly­wheel and oil seals in 2015 at a cost of £3750.

This fas­tid­i­ously main­tained 911 is a shin­ing ex­am­ple of one of the most quin­tes­sen­tial Porsches. It drives as well as it looks and rep­re­sents a tempt­ing slice of Eight­ies ex­ot­ica at a fair price.

Black leather cabin looks im­mac­u­late

3.3 flat-six per­forms well up to ex­pec­ta­tion

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